He could have gone to the Miami Cafe which wasn't too far up on the other side of the road or when I was at Dominican Convent there was Oreganos chip shop just down from the gate of the school ...Sandra Oregano was in my class, beautiful Italian features. The Dad always gave us girls a bigger portion of chips when we were in our uniform! favouritism.
St Michaels was a gas place. I was in for an operation once and was bored silly waiting the day before. I put on my clothes and went for a walk down the pier with the hospital tag on my arm and all the tubes etc. No one noticed and I slipped back an hour later.
Isn't it great the way we remember the kindness shown to us as children. I try to be as nice as I can to children. I am bawling here remembering little kindness' shown to us as children.....
Zirco, Mr lindsay went on to have a shop in Monkstown and when he retired he missed the people and many a day I met him out for a walk and we had long chats about the goings on in the Rock and Monkstown.
Thanks Rocker, My wife just told me I was 'soft' getting the bus to Blackrock, she thought I used to cycle there from D/L.
Maybe I was soft, the bus was a far better solution, especially in wintry weather!
Which reminds me of another incident.....
My grandfather was a retired (amateur) fisherman....he regaled me often with his 'fishy' stories. For instance, in the summers back when he was younger the mackerel used drive the fry right into the inner harbour against the base of the West pier. The fry/mackerel were so numerous they could be scooped out of the water using baskets!
He used to fish for conger eel off the back of the West pier, as well as pollock etc. He fished often....and caught so much it was shared with the neighbours.....no fridges back then, around 1910ish.
I remember seeing cut up sections of eel in the Belfast? sink twisting and turning after surgery. They were boiled in a water/milk liquid.....I didn't like it, preferring whiting, plaice etc.....too many cartilaginous bones. Pan fried ray with fried onions.....now you're talking.
Of course, the trawlers landed their catch at the coal quay?.....Thursday night was a popular time to buy fish straight off the
trawlers for cooking on Friday, fish day. To be continued.....